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Level 50 Chaos and Harmony Quest Help

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Level 50 Chaos and Harmony Quest Help

Mentocc's Avatar

12.26.2011 , 03:03 PM | #1
*Spoilers ahead*

I'm completely stuck on this quest. I must kill my former Master Syo Bakarn. He has 64,870 hp. My balance specced shadow has 12,620 currently. I've tried just about every tactic on him, and used every single cooldown I have. The lowest I've been able to get him down to is about 40%. Has anyone else completed this? Is there some trick or tactic I've completely missed? I've had absolutely no trouble with any other mob in the game up to this point either, and am just completely stumped here.

Gabeqt's Avatar

12.26.2011 , 03:13 PM | #2
While I'm 100% sure that a tank specced shadow with the healer companion could do it very easily back when i had to kill him i didn't feel like respeccing so I did as infiltration. I also only played with Qyzen, so beating him felt kinda impossible so I used a little trick.
Basically what I did is I went all out of him, the companion died pretty fast into the fight, around 60-65%. After that I moved towards the entrance of the cave and basically just line of sighted his spells while throwing project and force breach at him, keeping him slowed with force slow 100% time. When he finally decides to come after you near the entrance you just force sprint away from him while staying near the wall, where there's other los possibilities. I kept doing this for a few minutes, only going toe to toe with him when force stun was up. That was it, pretty cheesy but I just didn't feel like going all the way back to the republic fleet to respec (also gearing up tharan cedrax is a good idea as Qyzen dies way too fast).

Vestrati's Avatar

12.29.2011 , 08:00 AM | #3
Have had the same issue. No problem with any other elite in the game, but he utterly wrecks me. Balance using qyzen - I've basically just tried to pour on the dps and interrupt his project and cavern abilities - but his dps is so high that qyzen dies really quickly regardless of what I do - and when he is just focusing on me I can't survive long enough to get through his healing cycles. I was 48 when I tried this so a bit underleveled - but the lowest I could get him was about 40-50% hp remaining. (Qyzen's gear is all up to date except the implants/earring slots)

Laconic's Avatar

12.29.2011 , 08:47 AM | #4
I just did it last night, second try. I am a Shadow, Infiltration spec.

First try I used Lt. Iresso, he died around 65% as mentioned, had to vanish. Figured it was nearly impossible with a tank companion, as they just can't survive long enough to be useful.

So I popped out Tharan, and it worked really well. The boss could barely get a cast off between the Holiday disorient, Low Slash, Mind Snap, and regular stuns. When I needed a full heal I would low slash and stop attacking, and I conserved my stun for chaining a long period for the boss to be CC'd. This worked quite smoothly, as much of the damage is from the casts and not from his melee.

As a sage, I imagine it would be much harder, but I'm fairly certain this is intended to be a long, arduous fight, and you might do better (even if Tele or Balance spec) to just all-out heal a DPS companion, or do something similar with Tharan.

Don't forget Unity / Channel the Force!

Revod's Avatar

12.30.2011 , 05:28 PM | #5
I'm having something very odd happen in this fight. About 60 seconds into the fight, he force lifts us, heals us a little, gets blasted back then brings the ceiling down on us for an insta-death. I can't seem to find a way to avoid this unless is has something to do with keeping him away from you? Would love some insight on this!
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Riandora's Avatar

12.30.2011 , 06:27 PM | #6
I did it today with Telekinesis/Balance with around those same 12,000 health, level 49. It took four deaths with each going a little closer until the fifth one brought him down clean after repairing. Iresso was my companion and I used him in his damage mode instead of guard; I suspect that was a bigger factor here. Weaken Mind and Mind Crush on Syo, and then I went close to him so I could use Force Wave as an extra interrupt. He didn't seem to do really anything at me, so being nearby wasn't a concern.

He was throwing a lot of Force abilities, so interrupting them seemed the way to go. He spammed a lot of Disturbance, but since I was still a bit unsure about everything else he was using, I didn't try to take all of his Disturbances away, just one or two from that spamming chain that he did to reduce the overall damage. Force Wave, Mind Snap and Force Stun were a pretty good arsenal for that job and often enough available.

The most important thing to interrupt was him trying to bring down the cave on my head. It didn't always show me the casting bar, but when the cavern starts shaking, that's when he is trying to kill you in one shot.

I basically kept rotating 1x of each, Disturbance, Project and Telekinetic Throw, with Weaken Mind and Mind Crush renewed when they ran out. With Concentration and Psychic Barrier chosen on my skill tree, I seemed to have no real problems with running out of Force power.

Absorb on Iresso every time it was available and heal way early to catch the damage instead of letting it pile up. I used Force Potency for critical heals. Channel the Force allows using Force Stun again and heals you some. Unity went up when it looked worryingly like I started losing my companion, so that helped bring him back up again. I had Medpacs ready in case Iresso died, but it turns out that wasn't necessary after all.

Hopefully there is something of use there, though some were already saying much of the same things.

JediRyuk's Avatar

12.31.2011 , 07:36 AM | #7
Finally; ten attempts. I used nadia and I'm seer specced. The goal is to use what Riandora said; near the entrance there's a LOS barrier. If you're lucky, this will buy you a few seconds. Force wave can be used to interrupt. After I learned this trick and stopped his spells; the fight was moderately challenging. Don't give up.
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Dynore's Avatar

12.31.2011 , 10:28 AM | #8
Seer spec and I used Nadia.

I fought him in the corner far from the opening so those two extra guys didnt get involved. I just made sure Nadia didnt die and spammed Telekentic Throw and used Mind Snap on his Cavern ability, may take a while but just make sure he doesnt get Cavern off.

Xarec's Avatar

12.31.2011 , 02:38 PM | #9
Did this as seer spec and it was easy with Cedrax. Not so easy with anyone else.

Togruta-Padawan's Avatar

12.31.2011 , 03:24 PM | #10
WHy do you have to kill Syo? I thought he was good?!?! ]=